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Serricca Studios on BCTV “Your Berks Craftsmen”

BCTV - Your Berks Craftsmen August 2020 - Serricca Studios

Jewelry artist Angela Serricca talks about crafting her wearable art jewelry with Kay Bennecoff on BCTV’s August 2020 edition of “Your Berks Craftsmen”.

About “Your Berks Craftsmen”

“Your Berks Craftsmen” is a show operated by BCTV (Berks Community Television). It features a new one-hour long artist interview each month and is aired several times throughout the month.

BCTV is a local nonprofit community media organization that receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts. The show is also supported by the Kutztown Folk Festival as well as the Reading-Berks Chapter of the PA Guild of Craftsmen.

Serricca Studios Featured in August

Angela Serricca is a jewelry artist who designs and creates wearable works of art for personal adornment. In 2015, she started an art business called Serricca Studios. Since then, she has been selling her work at local craft festivals and shows, as well as online.

As a member of the Reading-Berks Chapter, Angela was selected to be the August 2020 Featured Artist of “Your Berks Craftsmen”. This program first airs Wednesday, August 19, 2020, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.

Angela became a member of the guild in July 2018. Subsequently, she chose Reading-Berks as her local chapter in April 2019. After that, she earned her “Juried Member” Certificate five months following. Later that year, she participated in the 70th Holiday Fine Art and Craft Festival, held annually at Kutztown University.

With the help of Zoom and the BCTV staff, host Kay Bennecoff takes you on a virtual visit of Angela’s private studio. You will get to know more about the artist and her creative process. Angela Serricca discusses and demonstrates her techniques used to make her handcrafted jewelry.

The Artist and Artwork

Learn about Angela’s art and business influences and experiences. Find out what she is creating in her studio today, as well as what new product offerings may become available in time for the holidays.

Each piece starts with the “Piercing and Sawing” technique. With a mini tabletop drill press and a jeweler’s saw, Angela hand-cuts and forms each “pop-up” design. Watch as she demonstrates this and other techniques. Enjoy seeing completed pieces that feature all her available options. For example, the hammered texture, black patina, green patina, enamel or the watercolor enamel surface finishes.

It takes many steps to achieve a finalized piece of wearable art jewelry. Angela discusses her process, start to finish. She even shares simple copper cleaning tricks using everyday household products.

The online shop of Serricca Studios offers earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Browse the website’s collections by surface finish type or by the flower name. All work features the signature “pop-up” style design elements inspired by nature.

In addition, Angela also provides custom order services that feature her signature style. Therefore, Angela also shows and explains examples of completed custom work during this interview. Clients can add a personalized touch to their piece. The many finishes and nature inspired design options allow for endless creativity.

In conclusion, if you would like to learn more about this artist and her work then this show is for you.

Scheduled Air Times

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 – 7pm – 8pm

Friday, August 21, 2020 – 11pm – Midnight

Saturday, August 22, 2020 – 6pm – 7pm

Sunday, August 23, 2020 – 9am – 10am

Watch On-Air or Online

  • Comcast Reading Channel 15
  • Comcast-Southern Berks Channel 965
  • Service Electric Channel 19
  • The Municipal Access Channel (MAC) is Comcast Reading Channel 99

However, if you do not have Comcast or Service Electric, don’t worry. In addition, you can stream on your computer on the BCTV and YouTube websites.

Contact Information

Artist – Angela Serricca

Address – Serricca Studios, PO Box 78, Bally, PA 19503

Email – serriccastudios@gmail.com

Website – https://www.serriccastudios.com

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Making Art On WFMZ-TV with Alexandra Hogan

Metal artist Angela Serricca demonstrated her beautifully handcrafted wearable art jewelry making process on WFMZ-TV 69 News at Sunrise with Alex Hogan. ( NOTE: skip ahead to time stamp 7:45 )

Serricca Studios Presents the Process of Making Art Jewelry

Angela Serricca, founder of Serricca Studios, was among few presenters during the morning of May 28, 2019, who demonstrated and explained their product that would be available to purchase at this year’s Saucon Creek Arts Festival, held at the Heller Homestead in Bethlehem, PA.

During her brief interview segment with Alex Hogan, Angela Serricca demonstrated part of her process by drilling holes into copper with a mini tabletop drill press. She then proceeded to explain her process with displayed visual samples, from start to finish. Products that she offers includes necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings. While offering individual jewelry pieces for sale, she also offers special collections of coordinating sets.

About the Saucon Creek Arts Festival

The festival’s website mentions Stroudsburg attracts a wide variety of visitors, including affluent tourists, vacation homeowners, and local residents. The out-of-town guests include residents from Allentown, Philadelphia, Scranton, New York City and New Jersey. In fact, the festival contributes to the doubling of Monroe County’s population on that weekend.

The Pocono State Craft Festival takes place at a working farm called The Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.  Since the first festival in 1986, this rural setting has enjoyed a reputation for being “a destination for the discerning collector of quality art and fine crafts”. In addition to viewing the beautiful art on display, guests will enjoy music by the best regional musicians.

Visit the Pocono State Craft Festival to view work by Serricca Studios in person! If unable to attend, visit her website and click on the Events button to find information about other upcoming events and locations.

Event Information

What: Saucon Creek Arts Festival

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Heller Homestead Park, 1890 Friendsville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Admission: FREE

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Wearable Art at the Pocono State Craft Festival

Wearable Art at the Pocono State Craft Festival - This statement necklace features pop-up floral designs hand-cut from a sheet of copper and hand-painted enamel watercolors. | www.serriccastudios.com

Metal artist Angela Serricca looks forward to displaying her beautifully crafted wearable art jewelry at this year’s juried Pocono State Craft Festival in Stroudsburg, PA on August 25-26, 2018.

Serricca Studios Specializes in Wearable Art

Angela Serricca, founder of Serricca Studios, displays a wide variety of wearable art on her website. This artwork includes necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings. While offering individual jewelry pieces for sale, she also offers special collections of coordinating sets as part of her repertoire.

Her body of work focuses on hand-cut copper jewelry featuring “pop-up” elements to create “dimensional works of wearable artistic expression.” Angela’s work is handmade by using sawing, forming, enameling and patina techniques, as well as explorations in photo-etching, enamel decal and watercoloring processes.

Not only does Angela create wearable art that expresses her individual artistic vision, but she also enjoys designing custom-made pieces by catering to her clients’ desires. From simple hand-cut shapes to elaborate and complex sculptural pieces, each custom piece involves input and interaction by both parties every step of the design process to the finished piece.

What is a Juried Festival?

The Pocono State Craft Festival is a very special event.  The Pocono Arts Council and the Pocono Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen are co-hosts for this juried festival.  A “juried” festival has a designated panel of professionals who very carefully select artisans and craftspeople to occupy limited exhibit space.

An aspiring exhibitor must apply in order to be considered by the jury panel.  Applications require sample images of work, an image of the display and an artist statement. All applications are reviewed by the designated jury panel before deciding which applicants are invited to participate.

According to the Pocono State Craft Festival’s website, the jury deadline for 2018 exhibitors had ended, and “new applications will be reviewed and filled on a rolling basis.”  In fact, the 2017 festival was overwhelmed with applications, resulting in a long waiting list.  Two jury panel members for this year’s festival approached Angela Serricca at another recent event. Impressed with her work and presentation, they strongly suggested that she apply to the 2018 Pocono Festival, despite its deadline.  That was an honor that she did not take lightly. It was an opportunity to exhibit among some of the “finest artists and craftspeople from across the United States.”

About the Pocono State Craft Festival

The festival’s website mentions Stroudsburg attracts a wide variety of visitors, including affluent tourists, vacation homeowners, and local residents. The out-of-town guests include residents from Allentown, Philadelphia, Scranton, New York City and New Jersey. In fact, the festival contributes to the doubling of Monroe County’s population on that weekend.

The Pocono State Craft Festival takes place at a working farm called The Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.  Since the first festival in 1986, this rural setting has enjoyed a reputation for being “a destination for the discerning collector of quality art and fine crafts”. In addition to viewing the beautiful art on display, guests will enjoy music by the best regional musicians.

Visit the Pocono State Craft Festival to view work by Serricca Studios in person! If unable to attend, visit her website and click on the Events button to find information about other upcoming events and locations.

Event Information

What: Pocono State Craft Festival

When: August 25-26, 2018; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days

Where: The Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Rd., Stroudsburg, PA

Cost  

Adults: $6

Children: 12 years old and younger admitted free

(Receive a $1 off coupon by signing up for the festival’s mailing list at http://www.poconocrafts.com/pocono/discount.htm)